Looking West from Galway Bay

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

About this Item

President Kennedy talks about the links between Galway and Boston.

  • Title
    President Kennedy Makes Speech in Galway
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/07/1963
  • Contributor
    Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh (Commentator)
    Graham Shaw (Editor)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:59
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Welcome Mr President
  • Clip title
    Looking West from Galway Bay
  • Extended description

    The Mayor of Galway, Patrick D. Ryan, presents President Kennedy with the freedom of Galway. Speaking in Irish he hopes that the president will return to Galway with his wife and family.

    The president addresses the packed Eyre Square about the links between Galway and Boston and reflects on how Americans of Irish descent can feel at home in Ireland. He promises a céad míle fáilte to the people of Galway if they go to Washington.

  • Information

    This extract is taken from ‘Welcome Mr President’, a compilation of highlights from President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland which was broadcast on 28 July 1963 with commentary by Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh.

    The event itself was broadcast live on 29 June 1963.

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK, Patrick D. Ryan, Eyre Square, Galway, Boston, Politics, Emigration
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LX860
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English and Irish
  • Original language
    English and Irish
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